- This Time Round
- 8 years ago
- Wedding: December 2012
As I have confessed here previously on WBee… I am a nail biter (ya I know, nasty habit)
And have been my whole lfe. After 50+ years, this is a dificult habit to break
I have tried on many occasions, and always failed
(I think at this point in my life, I’ve tried everything home remedy and commerical preparation to stop)
Mr TTR would LOVE it if I would stop
And to be honest I would love it too, because I envy all the pics I see here on WBee of you gals showing off your gorgeous hands
(For our EPics and WPics… I ended up with glue on nails)
Anyhow I’m posting to say I’ve had some unprecidented success of late…
And it all began on our Honeymoon
A few months back, I became acutely aware of when I nibble / pick at my fingers (it usually starts with picking)
It usually happens when I am bored… or not truly focussed on what I am doing with my hands. My two primary times seem to be watching Tv or Driving / being in the car (ya weird)
As some of you know Mr TTR and I took an amazing Wedding Trip / Honeymoon that spanned 5 Weeks over and after the Christmas Vacation
And incredibly, I didn’t bother with my nails much on that trip despite us being in the car on a major road trip (I chalk this up to the fact I wasn’t very bored… in that we were seeing so much of America that was new to us)
The last time I was conscious of a pick / nibble session was on our Honeymoon in Puerto Rico… (middle of January).
Other than that… I cannot think of one occasion on our Honeymoon when I even thought about my fingers / nails… particularly so after we got on the ship for the Caribbean Cruise
We return home… and I am amazed by the fact that I had virtually stopped.
And was further motivated by the fact that we had a Back Home Reception Party booked for a few weeks later … knowing that folks would want to see my Rings (and thereby my hands)… so I stopped for another month.
As of today, it has been over 2 months since my last chomp in Puerto Rico
I’m managing by keeping nail polish on them (mostly clear) and using the Sally Hansen variety “Diamond Strength” Instant Hardener in hopes of them being less prone to catching, splitting, chipping etc (which has in the past meant I’d pick at them)
So here they are… not much in comparison to other Bees gorgeous hands … but a HUGE improvement for me.
The nails, are just now beginning to pass the end of my finger (can see nail on the back side)… so for 2 months nail growth you can really understand how bad my habit used to be (picked em till they were just stubs, and often bled)
And sure I wish they’d grow a lot quicker (lol, I can grow toe nails at an incredible rate of speed). But then Mr TTR says my hands are probably in shock after 5 decades of being ripped apart.
PS… You’ll notice my ERing & WBand… first time I’ve posted them in this 2-Ring configuration (3-Ring on my Wedding Day). I like em this way… truly looks like they are a matching set … were meant to be / purchased together.
NOTE – I see a “wall of text” … and for that I apologize. I did put in paragraphs. Even tried to fix this mess in EDIT Mode. Perhaps it is the WBee Glitch again… because I haven’t had this issue previously this evening when I posted replies in other topics (I certainly hope it is just that)